Top 14 for 2014 – Top experiences and new things at Kejimkujik
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Dark Sky Programming and Weekend
In July and August, discover the amazing starlit night skies that make Kejimkujik the only official Dark Sky Sky Preserve in Nova Scotia. From Aug 15-17, catch some of the Perseid Meteor Shower and a weekend of Dark Sky fun with Parks Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. » Dark Skies
Birch Bark Canoe
This August, Todd Labrador, an expert Mi’kmaw canoe-builder, will be building a traditional Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe on-site in the Merrymakedge area.
Lifeguards will be moving to Kedge Beach
Closer to the campground and more convenient than ever! July and August: every day 10am to 6 pm.
Three New oTENTiks
More “ready-to-camp” accommodations, including onewith wheelchair access. Choose a great Keji camping alternative! On the shores of Kejimkujik Lake, in the dappled shade of a hemlock grove, our oTENTik Village provides you with the comfort and convenience of a family cottage. Each oTENTik comes with beds, a table, chairs, a deck, and outdoor firebox, and a picnic table. Parking, washrooms, and running water are all just a few steps away. Nearby, you'll find showers, the canteen, canoe rentals, and much more.
Connect with Mi'kmaw Culture
Acadia First Nation and Parks Canada have partnered to present a two-hour adventure which will explore cultural landscapes, natural wonders, and archeological discoveries creating a powerful story of the Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia. The journey will include storytelling, song, crafts, and a campfire with sampling of traditional bread and blueberry tea. » Connect with Mi'kmaw Culture
Merrymakedge is now for dog lovers
A dog-friendly beach! Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times.
Mersey River Paddle
Head upstream on this culturally significant waterway into a peaceful red maple floodplain. Marsh birds, beaver activity, water lilies, and easy paddling make this trip ideal for families or beginners. (1-2 hours)
Better than ever! Bigger, more efficient, and less waiting time. With the popularity of our electrical sites, we upgraded the dumping station to provide better access for trailers and increase the capacity. The new dumping stations are located behind the existing one using the same driveway. The existing location was converted to a potable water supply station.
Mills Falls Hiking Trail
A lovely hike, easily done on a day trip to the park or while camping. Big hemlocks will calm the mind and Mill Falls will uplift the spirit! (2km return)
A New Big Mi’kmaw Canoe
Try out a guided paddle in our brand new 38 foot Mi'kmaw-style canoe!
Check out our newest Geocaching Challenge. Enquire at the Visitor Centre if you would like to borrow a GPS. To learn more, go to www.atlanticgeocaching.com.
Yurt for rent at Jake's Landing
Spend the night on the shores of the Mersey River.
Jeremy's Bay Campground – FireSmart
A “buffer zone” was created around the campground by selectively thinning trees to reduce the risk of wildfires. The branches and logs were placed on the ground elsewhere in the campground to help restore health of the forest.
Citizen Science Volunteer opportunities
Volunteers work directly with researchers and staff on a range of projects to restore, protect, monitor and conserve the greater Kejimkujik ecosystem. As a volunteer, you will gain a deeper connection to this extraordinary natural environment. At the same time, you’ll play a very important role in helping to preserve and protect the animals and plants that depend on healthy habitats to survive. » Volunteer opportunities